The second I saw it in the August-December Mini Catalog, I knew: I MUST HAVE the In the Pines bundle. Is it because the Lovely As a Tree has been gone? Am I trying to replace that? I don't really think so because although I really loved Lovely As a Tree, it was time for a change. I have Rooted in Nature. Did I really need more trees? Yes. Yes, I did. And I do. And these trees are awfully unique, compared to Rooted in Nature. And...and, the stamps come in a bundle with dies. Amazing. Some dies fit stamps in the set, and a couple can stand on their own. LOVE!
So now we've established the fact that I needed the In the Pines bundle. Nevermind the fact that it comes with not only a "Season's Greetings" stamp, but also a "Thinking of You." Perfect! Yep, versatile. Check out these great samples from Stampin' Up!®
This first one is a notecard from our Notecards & Envelopes
Stamps: In the Pines, Many Mates Paper: Pretty Peacock, 6x6 Neutral DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Versamark, White Craft Accessories: White stampin’ emboss powder Adhesives: Dimensionals, Stampin' Seal Tools: Pine Woods dies, Water Painter Tips/Tricks: Use the water painter to dilute the white craft ink and splatter on the base of the card
Check out the tips/tricks on this next one. So cool!
Stamps: In the Pines Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, Shaded Spruce, Crumb cake Ink: White Craft, Crumb cake, Shaded Spruce, Versamark
Accessories: Sponge dauber, snowflake sequins, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder
Adhesives: Stampin' Seal, Dimensionals Tools: Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, Wrapped in Texture embossing folder Tips/Tricks: Stamp trees with solid tree stamp and cut with open die. Stamp outline tree, emboss with white and watercolor with Spruce and cut with detail peek through tree die. Use clear embossing powder over the white craft “snow” in the background so it does not smudge.
This last sample is that gift box I talked about earlier. I love how unique it is! And bright! And cheerful! And it really shows off this bundle's versatility! Oh, and use the landscaping dies from the Pine Woods Dies to make the curves. Those curves are even stamped with trees from the stamp set (and you don't even realize they're trees!).
Stamps: In the Pines, Many Mates Paper: Whisper White Ink: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral Watercolor Pencils1
Accessories: Ornate Ribbon Combo pack, Artistry Blooms Adhesive Back Sequins, Linen Thread, Pizza Box Adhesives: Stampin' Seal, Dimensionals Tools: Sponge Daubers, Label Me Fancy Punch, Pine Woods Dies Tips/Tricks: use sponge daubers for background colors
Don't love the In the Pines Bundle yet? Don't worry - I'll keep trying! Keep watching here on my blog and on my Facebook page for more fun In the Pines samples.